Good Afternoon Everyone,
My name is David, and I live in Sacramento CA. I am not “new” to this site, but I wouldn’t say I post very often. I believe I have made an introduction at one point in time (can’t remember for certain). It’s been a little over a year since my Aneurysm. I suffered my aneurysm on 2/28/2021. They crappy part about that is the fact it happened on the evening of my wife’s birthday. We had gotten home from a fabulous dinner, and we were laying bed winding down from a wonderful evening. Apparently I started complaining about a severe headache, and started rocking back and forth with my hands on my face in an awkward fetal position. I started having what was described to me as a seizure and I vomited on the bed. My wife acted immediately and called 911. The 911 operator talked my wife through some things and also immediately dispatched paramedics. Paramedics arrived, took me away, and I remember waking up in a rehab center. Completely clueless of where I was, and why I was there. I just knew I wasn’t in the best condition because I had a bunch of beeping monitors connected to me. I looked around and saw my wife. I apparently didn’t know who she was at the time, but I eventually figured it out (at least that’s what I can gather). I spent the next few months there working on Physical, Speech, and Occupational therapy. Eventually, I was able to go home, and my wife had sent me a text message (we spoke daily via text and on the phone) telling me she’d be there to pick me up by noon. I was so excited to go home, but at the same time I recall being struck with sadness because I felt I was a burden. Anyhow, she arrived at noon, filled out all of the discharge paperwork, rounded up all my meds and off we went. Surprisingly I “knew” I was home, and I knew where everything was. So I guess that part of my memory was still intact. I continued with rehab (in home) with specialists, and then was given the green light to return to work. Work was a little different, but I was blessed to have my job (and income) and pay the bills. I am a manager for the State of California.
My older son graduated high school, and I was able to be there for that (such a blessing). What I did miss was his last season of Varsity football. But i’ll take the blessings of being alive over football. My younger was a freshmen, and he is now a sophomore in high school. I manage to get through each day, but I don’t really have much motivation to do much. Quite frankly, i’m just happy to wake up and see my wife in bed next to me (I think someone is cutting onions around here). I LOVE doing things with the wife, such as cooking, and helping her cut vegetables, or whatever I can do for her while she is prepping dinner, lunch, breakfast. Oh, and I love cuddling with my Yorkie. We all call him my therapy dog, because he’s never away from me. When I move, he moves. It’s quite cute.
If there is anyone who would like to chat, please feel free to PM me. If you are in the Sacramento area and would like to meet up for lunch or drinks to chat, please let me know. I have alot of “things” I can share about my journey that might be helpful for you.
That’s it for now. Take care, and keep up the fight. You’re not alone, although it may feel like you are.